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EAG Roles and Responsibilities
The IPAO Evaluation and Assessment Group (EAG) is responsible to ensure the objectivity, quality, integrity and consistency of each IPAO independent review. Each independent review has an assigned review manager (RM) that works with the convening authorities (CA) to formulate and vet the Standing Review Board (SRB) members and define the scope of the review. As a member of the SRB, the RM will facilitate the review process compliant with Agency policies and procedures, participate on the SRB as a programmatic and/or technical discipline expert, ensure the full scope of the review is executed and the results of the review have been properly vetted, documented and reported. Principal Review Managers within the EAG are assigned to each mission directorate and are responsible for coordination and communication with the mission directorates. The Agency Program Management Council (APMC) Executive Secretary (ES) is also assigned out of the EAG. The ES has responsibility for execution of the APMC and to ensure that the ILCR assessments for all Programs and category 1 projects are briefed to the APMC for authorization to proceed into the next phase of the project life-cycle. Category 2 project ILCR assessments are briefed to the mission directorate program management council for authorization to proceed into the next phase of the project life-cycle.

The EAG is responsible to develop and brief the annual Agency Review Manifest that determines the work scope for the IPAO. The Standing Review Board (SRB) Handbook Rev A Draft 9-30-2011 was developed by the IPAO and the EAG is responsible to ensure the SRB HB is current and aligns with other Agency policies and processes. The EAG has taken the lead in defining and documenting the process for Organizational and Personnel Conflict of Interest in the Agency. The EAG is also responsible to conduct yearly Pause and Learn Activities with the mission directorates, SRB chairs and the CAs.

The EAG provides two types of opportunities for highly qualified candidates to work in the IPAO. The first is a two to five year rotational assignment for PRMs and RMs as assigned personnel to the IPAO. The second is a one to two year developmental opportunity where the candidate remains assigned to their Center. Individuals can be located at Langley Research Center, Headquarters or one of the Centers. These opportunities allow talented senior-level individuals to perform assignments as PRMs and RMs on large, complex, high visibility Programs and projects within the Agency. Upon completion of the assignment the individual returns to the Center with an increased knowledge of the Agency, operations of NASA Headquarters and the ILCR process. As part of this process the EAG has established and leads the IPAO training program for new RMs. New training programs are being developed that will focus on training for SRB chairs and team members.

  • Convening Authorities: Who is involved? What's their role?

  • SRB Configuration Options

  • Standard Engagement Timeline